|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
could never report it to the Familey.
I got a real taxi at last, and got out at the Arcade, giving the
man a quarter, although ten cents would have been plenty as a tip.
I looked at him, and I felt that he could be trusted.
"This," I said, holding up the money, "is the price of Silence."
But If he was trustworthy he was not subtile, and he said:
"The what, miss?"
"If any one asks if you have driven me here, YOU HAVE NOT" I
explained, in an impressive manner.
He examined the quarter, even striking a match to look at it. Then
he replied: "I have not!" and drove away.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
to the events which had happened during the last two days. I
spent the night in reassuring her, and she sent me away in the
morning with an insistent disquietude that I could not explain to
Again my father was absent, but he had left this letter for me:
"If you call again to-day, wait for me till four. If I am not in
by four, come and dine with me to-morrow. I must see you."
I waited till the hour he had named, but he did not appear. I
returned to Bougival.
The night before I had found Marguerite sad; that night I found
her feverish and agitated. On seeing me, she flung her arms